The Scotch whisky industry is on course to meet its environmental targets, a report published by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has found.
The latest Environmental Strategy Report from the SWA revealed that the industry has reduced the proportion of waste which goes to landfill, down to 2% in 2014 from 13% in 2008, while use of non-fossil fuels to generate energy was up to 17% from 3% over the same period.
The results are said to indicate that the whisky industry is on track to meet the sustainability targets laid out in the SWA’s Environmental Strategy, launched in 2009. Targets include a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, moving away from fossil fuel, sending no waste to landfill by 2020 and managing water requirements effectively.
David Frost, chief executive of the SWA, said the environmental strategy is a “great example of what can be achieved by an industry working in collaboration”.